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Geeks Give Back: It’s time for the technology community to step up and give!

November 23, 2018

This is embarrassing to admit. While the Seattle area is first in the nation in percentage of residents who give to charities — over 65 percent donate more than $25 annually — the tech segment remains an elusive donor group within the region. Non-profit development officers — faced with a divided city of extreme wealth […]

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Aadhaar not mandatory for any national entrance exam, for now

November 21, 2018

The Supreme Court has directed the CBSE to upload the information regarding Aadhaar number on their website. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said unique identification number Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for any national entrance examination for now. The interim order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra […]

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CBSE has no role in deciding eligibility criteria for NEET

November 21, 2018

The CBSE clarification came following several complaints about barring open school candidates and those with biology as an additional subject in Class 12 from appearing for NEET. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The CBSE has clarified that it has no role in deciding eligibility criteria for medical entrance exam, NEET, and grievances, if any, should be submitted […]

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Peptides offer fresh insights for cancer diagnosis and treatment

November 21, 2018

Genes and proteins play essential roles in the maintenance of health and the development of disease and are the focus of the fields of genomics and proteomics, respectively. Genes, which are composed of 4 nucleic acids, provide the blueprint for constructing all living forms, while proteins, which are composed of some 20 amino acids, are […]

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With the launch of TESS, NASA will boost its search for exoplanets

November 21, 2018

NASA is stepping up its search for planets outside our solar system. Its next exoplanet hunting telescope, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is due to launch from Cape Canaveral on the evening of April 16. Following the Kepler space telescope’s discovery of more than 5,000 possible exoplanets since 2009, TESS will continue the galactic census — flagging […]

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PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO for launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1I

November 21, 2018

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Moditoday congratulated ISRO scientists for the successful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1I and said it will benefit the common man of the country. ISRO’s navigation satellite INRSS-1I was today launched by PSLV-C41 from the spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh and was successfully placed in the designated orbit. “Congratulations to our scientists on the successful […]

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